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Solved! How Big of a Generator Do I Need?

Q: Last year, we endured a power outage that lasted for days. After that experience, we decided to buy a generator, but we’re just not sure what to buy. How big of a generator do I need to power my entire home?. A: Many homes can experience inconvenient power outages...
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Safest space heaters to use in your home

Space heaters are great at warming up those drafty spots around the house. Of course, you’ll want one that heats well and does it safely. That’s where Consumer Reports comes in, with recommendations on the best heaters plus tips to keep your family safe when using them. When it’s chilly,...
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Here’s how to save money on heating costs

It may feel like every year there are stories dedicated to winter preparation and ways to cut heating bills. It bears repeating some of the most basic advice like turning the heat down at night, especially with anticipated heating costs to be between 30% to 59% higher this year, according to a government agency.

The Top Winter-Rated Tire Brands For Your All-Wheel-Drive Subaru SUV

What are the best winter/snow tires for your Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, or Ascent all-wheel-drive SUV, and do you need snow tires?. If you own a Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, or Ascent, you are probably asking the question, “Why do I need snow tires if I have all-wheel-drive?” Or can I get by with the all-season tires that came on my new car? It all depends on where you live and how much extreme winter weather you will experience.

How to Protect Yourself From Online Card Fraud

Americans are expected to do much of their holiday shopping online this year even as the pandemic recedes, and criminals are expected to follow them. So here are some tips for safe digital shopping. The United States has seen a steady rise in online card fraud in recent years, and...

5 Foolproof Tips for How to Cook Rice

In theory, cooking rice is about as easy as it gets, requiring two ingredients and heat. But without some know-how or at least an awesome rice cooker, what should be a fluffy, soft pile of aromatic grains can easily turn into a mushy mess or charred, dry dregs. We’ve got...

The Right Type of Flooring for Every Room in Your Home

A revolution is underfoot in flooring. Whether you’re looking to install new floors in your present house or choosing flooring for a new home, you’re no longer bound by old rules that dictate which flooring type you should use in which room. What this means is that natural wood is...

Six Signs It May Be Time to Replace Your Refrigerator

You may love your refrigerator—especially, if it's just the right size for the space and your family's needs—but if it's been acting up lately, it may be time to get a new one. Don't start shopping around just yet, though. Take a look at some common ailments and find out whether or not they're fixable.

M&T Bank Corp Trims Stock Holdings in TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)

M&T Bank Corp decreased its position in TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 18.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 40,642 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 9,376 shares during the period. M&T Bank Corp’s holdings in TransUnion were worth $4,462,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

How best to complain to a company on social media and get results

SAN ANTONIO – When you’ve got a beef with a business, it’s easy enough to post and rant on their social media. But to get the best results, Consumer Reports says common courtesy and private messaging to customer service beats so-called Twitter-shaming. “Whatever platform you’re using, try a direct message...